September 2009

(A personal favorite)

Calendar is burning / paper crisps and flutters / into blackened / Sept embers.

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lol @MikeBrendan … “Don’t Fear the Tweeter…baby take my hand… we can be like they are…140 characters every day… c’mon baby…”

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A little unsettling to fire up my twitter home page and see “666 following.” You are legion.

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SCUTTLEBUGGERY: New ‘Online Gizmo of the Month’ posted to The Goreletter at http://www.gorelets.com/…

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Thanks @nextnature for calling attn to “No Signal” [the new horror cliche]: http://bit.ly/3kuB8R

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Neat idea! RT When It Changed - scientists paired with short story writers to make fiction based on real science. Out soon from @commapress.

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RT @RidleyTheWriter What do you like better: Killer Summer or A Killer Summer ?? (paperback title) <- Killer Summer is better; more menace!

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Join @lionsgatehorror to win a SAW DVD Boxed Set. Follow Jigsaw’s apprentices in http://bit.ly/14SY0A

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new dark poetry antho from @DaveRana press: RT @Cairnwood @richristow Death In Common now at Amazon.com http://bit.ly/4szjf

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RT @MarcieCipriani We survived G20 <— but the Monroeville Zombie protesters remain…crying… for braaainnn…trusts……

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RT @Richard_Kadrey Strap this on, infomation overload junkies. RT @Cadigan: OMGWTFBBQZZTOP RT @bruces *AIIEEEEE!! http://bit.ly/7pFtr

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(A personal favorite)

: dastardly cats / sipping her liver: / fickle but capable / undertakers

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Every time I miss attending an angel loses its wings…to a razorfaced demon with a fistful of feathers. Have fun folks!

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(A personal favorite)

: “The Final Buzz”: bees eat penguins / on cool mountains / above psychotic oceans / of hot water

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Twitter poetry dare: Compose a poem by extracting one word from 6-10 different tweets on your Home page. Call it a

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(A personal favorite)

insane gods / inadvertently shocked / fall over the edge / and angels follow / in an avalanche of wings

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Twitter poetry dare: Compose a poem by extracting one word from 6-10 different tweets on your Home page. Call it a . GO!

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LOL @chuntastic Good way to divert their attention from the REAL serial killer creeping up behind them while they write.

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Great! RT @jeffvandermeer New blog post: LAST DRINK BIRD HEAD FOR CHARITY: Party, Pre-Orders, Awards, and More http://bit.ly/6Vf4u

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RT @wdprescott: Anniversary contest - round 2 to win a signed copy of PLAY DEAD by @MikeArnzen (OOP book) http://bit.ly/KqcUr Please RT

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I just learned that one of my books is autonomously twittering. I am NOT the man behind it. But what the heck: follow @ProverbsMonster

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RT @mariaschneider It’s http://www.nationalpunct… What’s your fave punctuation mark and why? <— the space — the Unmark.

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CD Baby has a good preview page of my spoken word+music experiment, AUDIOVILE: http://www.cdbaby.com/cd…

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Happy Birthday, @MarkJustice

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Unconscious Drives, 25 cents: New post at http://www.gorelets.com/…

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(A personal favorite)

: @Weebeasty @ShockTroops battle @BloodJunky @clownz / a @Hellstorm of rubber bullets and bitty brains / @Gorify the @ZombieMall

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(A personal favorite)

: @horrorbound in the @Hellstorm / @LostZombies @Overlook the edge / of the @uncannyvalley / and spot the @lastsurvivor

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(A personal favorite)

: I open the @Boxofshadows and @itsmyruin / @StrangeMagic_ illuminates the @darkside_of_man / blinding @strangehorizons inside me.

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I dare you to make a twitter poem drawing from your followers names. You can add words and include the @. Call it a GO!

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I’ve finally found Mitch Stimers awesome map work on The Seven Deadly Sins: http://bit.ly/v8gem

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I think coffee ought to be a deductible business expense. If it’s fueling you, it’s fueling the economy!

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Why isn’t Imagination the name of a country? In fact, have we stopped naming countries? What — have we run out of …imagination?

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The black Swingline on my desk looks like something out of Naked Lunch, sporting a silvery sharp overbite as I pound on its head.

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Very weird to see yourself categorized under “living people” on Wikipedia. (Someone update my entry as ‘living dead’, please? :-) )

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Mac User? Then I vouch what Michael Marshall Smith says: RT @ememess 20% discount on Scrivener…run, don’t walk: http://twtqpon.com/gvnkl6

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“I don’t want to scare people out of their wits; I’d rather scare them in.” - Ramsey Campbell http://www.ramseycampbel…

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Was it ‘bob’? :-) RT @mercuryeric …at least one guy I knew in management at Microsoft had eaten his own brain. And cleaned the plate.

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I suppose this shouldn’t surprise me but it does: RT @LesaHolstine @LJBookReview Amish romances are hot: http://bit.ly/3vqQiP

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Hope that Instigation at http://tinyurl.com/q8wb82 worked out for ya, @Weebeasty

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@wdprescott They are lost in the Arnzen Triangle, somewhere off the coast of Schmear Bay and Furioso Island.

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Did someone steal your Licker and B*fight, @wdprescott ? Sacrilege!

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RT @reversecowpie The Perpetual Storytelling Apparatus: http://tinyurl.com/nctlq3 (via La Petite Claudine: http://tinyurl.com/dbhvsz)

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A friend sent me this LOL note: “So today is 9/9/9. People in Australia must be freaking out.”

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My online horror class at SHU just finished reading Bloch’s PSYCHO. Next up: watching Cronenberg’s THE BROOD. Such classics!

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Hope your writing is going well @JesiLipp & @poxypigtails ! Keep it weird!

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It’s official: I’m teaching at the Alpha sf/fantasy/horror workshop for young writers again next July: http://alpha.spellcaster…

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New “instigation” (horror writing prompts) posted at The Goreletter: http://www.gorelets.com/…

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Feeling Miskatonia…. Thanks @kevinlucia and @HP_Lovecraft !

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Labor Day Weekend is a triple negative.

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Listening to Ozzy Osbourne’s PRINCE OF DARKNESS collection; laughing when reading this review of it: http://bit.ly/P7cxl

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What is the etymology of the phrase “drop off”? It sounds horrifying — like something Wyle E. Coyote would do, rather than a schoolbus.

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Hated to, but I stepped on a beetle this morning. Gore was scat beside its cracked carapace like it had spit up a huge gob of corn meal.

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New horror poetry book contract signed and in the mail back to the publisher. News soon.

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I’m teaching “Using Pop Culture in Your Fiction: Do’s and Dont’s” tonight. Any tips to share? Post or DM me.

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Hertzfeldt’s film I AM SO PROUD OF YOU is quite disturbing. Cat heads. I loved it. http://www.bitterfilms.c…

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Selected poems from
The Nest appear in:

cover for The Gorelets Omnibus by Michael Arnzen